[Haskell-cafe] Status of Haskell + Mac + GUIs & graphics

Felipe Almeida Lessa felipe.lessa at gmail.com
Fri May 20 02:32:21 CEST 2011

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 9:23 PM, John Lask <jvlask at hotmail.com> wrote:
> A general problem with strategic response is they underestimate the effort
> required due to the long range horizon and the uncertainties involved.

The efforts in building a cross-platform GUI are not to be
underestimated.  Otherwise nobody would have problems in using
Gtk/Qt/Wx, all three well-developed by many hands.

IMHO, if you want programs with native look & feel on many platforms,
separate internal code from the GUI code and make one GUI for Windows,
another GUI using Gtk, another one using Qt and another one using
Cocoa (example [1]).  Even if your toolkit was perfect, platforms have
different practices and cultures that should be accounted for.

Cheers =),

[1] http://www.transmissionbt.com/


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